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Practical Nursing

Hours

Day Program
1350 hours / 45 weeks / 13 months

Night Program
1350 hours / 40 weeks / 17 months

Class Schedule

Cost

Tuition is approximately $4,752.00 plus books and fees

Testing Requirements

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Reading: 11
Math: 11
Language: 11

Test Center

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)

OVERVIEW

Provide vital patient care including medication administration and assisting with medical and surgical procedures

Evaluate patients’ physical and mental wellbeing as a member of the professional team of nurses and physicians

Assess and implement a nursing care plan and properly document procedures

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for licensure, immediate employment and further education

Average Salary

$43,470 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Azalea Healthcare
  • Bay View Healthcare
  • Vicar’s Landing
  • Putnam Community Hospital
  • Clay County Corrections
  • St. Johns County School District
  • Island Doctors
  • Crestwood Nursing Center
  • Brooks Americare Home Health
  • Starling at Nocatee

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

Program Overview:

  • Care for medical-surgical, oncology patients
  • Communication skills
  • Geriatric care
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Human growth & development
  • Legal & ethics responsibilities
  • Mental health concepts
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology & administration of medications
  • Rehabilitation basics
  • Unpaid clinical experience
  • Unpaid preceptor rotation

 

APPLICATION & LINKS

Practical Nursing
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A PRN0098 Practical Nursing Foundations 1 300
PRN0099 Practical Nursing Foundations 2 300
PRN0290 Medical Surgical Nursing 1 300
PRN0291 Medical Surgical Nursing 2 300
 B PRN0690 Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills 150

 

Industry Certifications

  • NCLEX-PN Exam

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Doctor offices
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Health Department
  • Nursing Homes
  • Walk-in clinics

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Health Sciences industry.

63%
Completion Rate*
91%
PLACEMENT Rate*
93%
Licensure

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Debbie Warren
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3471

Name: Deonna Mullins
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3470

Name: Lynn Spain
Email:  [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3470

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?